Welcome to Gladiator Model Kits.  We are a specialist ''O'' Gauge, 7mm, 1:43 manufacturer. We produce a large range of high quality products suitable for the beginner right the way through to the experienced model builder.

We are now taking reservations for kits for delivery at the Reading Trade show in December. This will help us prioritise production of currently out of stock items. Please email or ring with your requirements.

We have now most of the range of locomotive kits in stock and expect that most of the range to be available by the end of this year, including many of the long out-of-stock LNWR locos. We will then concentrate on completing the restocking of the loco range reintroducing the other rolling stock and then developing new items. 

The missing tools for the N8/N9 loco have been found so this kit will be available later this year.

The modified firebox for the Duchess locos is progressing well. A 3D printed new master has been delivered and subject to passing the dimension checks will be detailed and used as a master for the production batch. Meanwhile we have sourced a limited number of resin boiler-firebox assemblies and a small number are now available.

Purchases made through this website can be made by credit or debit card. If you wish to pay by bank transfer, cheque or cash please email or phone us. We regret that we cannot accept credit or debit card payments by phone or mail. 

We do not charge postage on orders over £500.

We have received many requests concerning the sale of components. We are happy to do so and are building up stocks. When catalogued we will update this site to show what is available, but if there are specific parts that you require, please let us know.

We have updated the section on instruction copies.

We are still  looking for photos of completed models to use as artwork on the boxes and on this site. If you would like your model to be used, please let us know.

Our locomotive, coach and wagon kits are mainly supplied in 18 thou brass etches with most frames and valve gear in 28 or 22 thou nickel-silver etches. All boilers are supplied pre-rolled and full instructions are included. Castings are lost wax brass and nickel-silver and whitemetal. We also offer a large range of lost wax brass, lost wax nickel-silver, white metal and turned parts for customers who wish to scratch build or indeed upgrade products from other manufacturers.

Wheels, pick-ups, paint, gear sets and motors are not included in our kits.